The ‘Red Door’ opens for live theatre in Narooma and Tilba this weekend
What's On
Moruya's dynamic Red Door Theatre Company is on the road this weekend for the final performances of their contemporary satire "All in a Night's Work". "Going on the road has been a brave," says Company President and cast member Anthony Mayne. "Bums on seats is key, ours is a region of people who don't tend to prebook tickets, which can be terrifying going...
Bungendore coffee and cake changing attitudes, changing lives
Community
A cafe at Bungendore is challenging what the community thinks people with a disability are capable of - one serving of coffee and cake at a time. "When I first met Elizabeth she said - all I want to do is have a real job and pay tax," laughs Sarah Schiliro, Manager of The Big Green Cup Cafe. After a mixed...
Swap rubbish for pre-loved clothes at Batemans Bay Seaside Scavenge
What's On
The Eurobodalla's 'war on waste' just took a twist; Batemans Bay will host it's first Seaside Scavenge on Saturday, July 7. This day of trash, tunes, and treasure started in Coogee in March 2015 and has been taken up by communities around Australia, it first hit South East NSW last year at Lake Jindabyne. Seaside Scavenge is a waterway clean-up and...
Defence jobs building a bridge to reconciliation in the Shoalhaven
Community
A partnership in the Shoalhaven is forging a new culture within one of Australia's biggest security companies, and in turn, filtering out into the wider community. Wilson Security keeps watch on who goes in and out of three key Defence facilities - HMAS Albatross at Nowra, HMAS Creswell at Jervis Bay, and the Beecroft Weapons Range at Currong. "We look...
Local Labor responds to NSW Budget and points to their plans
News
Local Labor candidates for the NSW election in March have detailed some of the ideas they'd progress if elected. Bega's Leanne Atkinson and Monaro's Bryce Wilson have framed their plans in the context of last week's Berejiklian-Barilaro Budget. Ms Atkinson is challenging Liberal Andrew Constance but is drawing on an idea fostered by Deputy Premier, Member for Monaro, and NSW Nationals...
Cooma concerns around Dr Emil Gayed as inquiry launched
News
A gynaecologist who worked at Cooma Hospital in the mid to late 1990s is being investigated following patient safety concerns. NSW Health has launched an independent review into the work of Dr Emil Gayed, who worked at Cooma between 1994 and 1999. Earlier this month, the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal found Dr Gayed guilty of professional misconduct in relation...
Local Government makes its election pitch to Turnbull and Shorten
News
Local government from around Australia has been told to be ready for a Federal election in September. "We must be ready and we will be ready," President of the Australian Local Government Association (ALGA), David O'Loughlin said. Speaking at the National Local Government Assembly in Canberra, Mr O'Loughlin outlined what the sectors election wish list would be, and the key...
Knowledge keepers – protecting native habitats
Community
Most of us understand the importance of nature conservation, but less is known about the native environment we live in and the plant species under threat or extinct in our area. It’s a sobering thought when we understand that without native habitats, our environment won’t survive. However, thanks to a small band of dedicated ‘knowledge keepers’, who are willing to...
Bushfire stories to recognise the full and varied impact of March 18
Arts & Culture
As the Bega Valley steps forward bravely in its recovery from the March 18 bushfires, the power of storytelling is coming into play with a new project aimed at capturing the history and humanity of this event. The idea comes from people across the region who in some shape or form have been touched by the flames that moved through...
Moruya’s Granite Town music festival announces 2018 line-up
What's On
Moruya might just be home to the best-kept secret on the Australian music festival circuit - Granite Town! Now in its fifth year, Granite Town is a community run, not for profit festival, and an evolution of the long-running Moruya Jazz Festival. ‘Moruya’s Funky Little Festival’ has just announced this year’s line-up and it doesn’t get much funkier than this:...
Bega High School draws on community support and responsibility
News
The leadership of Bega High School have asked the school community to share in the responsibility of ensuring the safety and well-being of all. In a letter addressed to parents and carers and given to students to take home today, Principal Linda Thurston said, "In moving forward from this incident I request the support and consideration of students, staff, and...
Bega Valley Innovation Hub charts a new future for regional youth
News
"Kids in the Bega Valley are just as capable as kids in Silicon Valley; we can dream up enterprises that have global significance," says Liam O’Duibhir of 2pi Software and InTo IT Sapphire Coast. Speaking to About Regional, a joyful Mr O'Duibhir beamed as he shared news that the Turnbull Government was about to supercharge regional innovation. A $382,000 grant to establish...
NSW Budget drives generational change – Constance and Barilaro
News
The Member's for Monaro and Bega are heralding this week's NSW Budget as one that is making generational differences to communities from Durras to Eden to Jindabyne to Queanbeyan. “The funding announced in this budget will set in stone many key projects that will transform the Monaro for generations to come,” Monaro MP and Deputy Premier John Barilaro says. “At...
A blue print for regional prosperity by futurist Bernard Salt
Community
Social researcher and futurist Bernard Salt has provided local councils from around Australia with a blueprint to future prosperity. "The first thing is very easy and doesn't cost anything - it's unity, a galvanised community makes a powerful difference to your ability to do stuff, to deliver stuff," Mr Salt told the 875 delegates at the National General Assembly of...
Batemans Bay Marine Park rezoning to allow more recreational fishing
News
Batemans Bay Marine Park is among ten ocean beach and headland sites across four marine parks that have been rezoned to allow recreational line fishing, effectively halving the length of the NSW coast with top-level environmental protection. NSW Department of Primary Industries Deputy Director General, Fisheries, Dr Geoff Allan, announced the downgrading of protection last week saying, “the decision to...
Health care with an artistic twist at South East Regional Hospital, Bega
Health & Wellbeing
  South East Arts (SEA) has turned the South East Regional Hospital in Bega into a music venue. The next lunchtime concert in the 'Uplift - live music and art program' is this Thursday (June 21) featuring well known local talent Andy O'Donnell and Corrine Gibbons. The first of the monthly concerts was held in February; an idea that forms part of SEA's arts...
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